January 2017 Special Needs Newsletter

Visit the Festival of Human Abilities

The Aquarium of the Pacific hosts its annual Festival of Human Abilities Jan. 28-29. The weekend includes music, sign language choirs, wheelchair dance, art, service-dog demos and classes by artists with disabilities. Sign-language interpreters and audio tours for the blind will be available. Read on …

  • New Savings Plans for
    People With Disabilities

    Newly launched ABLE for ALL savings plans allow those with disabilities to save for expenses and manage their money, without jeopardizing government benefits. Open one with as little as $25. Learn more …

  • Improv Classes Build Skills
    for Kids With Autism

    The Second City, partnering with nonprofit enrichment program Zip Zap Zop, has launched improv classes for kids on the spectrum. They include exercises that build confidence and social skills. Check it out …


  • KEEN L.A.
    Basketball

    This program welcomes kids of all abilities who want to build skills and have fun. 1-3:30 p.m., six sessions beginning Jan. 8, Sinai Temple, L.A. Free.


  • DSALA Financial
    Planning Seminar

    Families coping with Down syndrome can get tips from a financial planning professional. 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 14, DSALA Community Room, Van Nuys. Free.

  • Brandon’s Buddies
    Play Date

    Kids with and without disabilities mingle and play in an all-inclusive playground. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Gates Canyon Park, Calabasas. Free.


  • Special Olympics Young Athletes Kickoff

    Learn about this free sports program for kids ages 2-7 of all abilities. Enjoy food and sports fun. 12:30-2 p.m. Jan. 21, PCDA, Pasadena. Free.


  • My PlayClub

    Inclusive play, face painting, snacks and crafts for kids of all abilities. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 21, Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park, Sherman Oaks. Free.

  • Tools for the Journey Conference

    Club 21 hosts more than a dozen workshops for families of kids with Down syndrome. 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Jan 27-28, Lake Ave. Church, Pasadena. $100-$250.

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